SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports public programming on themes such as social justice, sustainability and critical urbanism, arts and culture and democratic engagement through public talks, dialogues, workshops, events, performances and community partnerships. SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement provides community educational opportunities for local residents, access to artist talks and cultural events and builds partnerships with community organizations. The Office opened in December 2010 and is involved in over 200 public events per year with over 8,000 attendees and has over 15 long term partnerships. Working with students, faculty and community, the Office is committed to long term relationship building and creative collaborations between the university and the community, in all its diverse formations and recognizes the arts as a catalyst in social change and unprecedented community engagement.
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is an educational, cultural and community building resource that engages the public sphere, has a relationship to history, the local First Nations community and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. The Office is committed to challenging the status quo in the tradition of the public mission of SFU to be the most community engaged university in the world.
Check out our Video and Audio Gallery, featuring nearly two-hundred lectures, panels, and event recordings!